MxCC to hold Manufacturing Awareness Day on May 4

Mar 30, 2017 – Middlesex Community College is hosting a Manufacturing Awareness Day on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins in Chapman Hall and is conducted in several sites on the Middletown campus. The event is open to prospective high school students, current students, local adult education programs, as well as anyone in the public interested in the manufacturing industry.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn about Connecticut’s growing manufacturing industry, but also to speak to employers and learn about their products,” said Carolyn Sommer, who is the internship and employment coordinator for the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at MxCC.

After meeting at Chapman Hall, student attendees will split into groups and travel around the campus to hear different manufacturing representatives speak on a variety of industry topics including a panel on women in manufacturing.

Representatives from several local Connecticut manufacturing companies are scheduled to participate in a special showcase session. These will include Aplicare Inc., Deep River Plastics, Heise Industries, Hobson & Motzer, HOLO-KROME, Logan Steel, TOMZ Corporation, Wepco Plastics Inc, CT Workforce Alliance, and more. Additional companies are welcome to represent the industry at this event by contacting Carolyn Sommer at 860-343-5841 or email by April 3.

Manufacturers in Connecticut need to replace 60,000 workers in the next 10 years. Learn how the industry is growing in Connecticut and how MxCC is working with students to transition them into this exciting and challenging field.

To learn more about MxCC’s manufacturing program, visit

This program is funded by or in-part by a $15,000,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This program is an equal opportunity employer/ program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.